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 Apply Today GraphicThe New College Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to:

  • encourage enrollment at New College Institute (NCI),
  • increase the college attendance rate in the community, and
  • help make college affordable.

The Foundation offers scholarships to assist students in advancing their education and improving career readiness.

Download New College Foundation Scholarship Program Flyer

Types of Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded each year based on the Foundation’s spending policy, the availability of funds, and the merit of the applications.  Funds are available to students enrolled in NCI affiliated programs leading to a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, endorsement or graduate certificate.

Academic Programs

Areas of study for scholarship assistance at the New College Institute include Elementary Education, Social Work, Educational Leadership, Reading Specialist, Leadership Studies, Library Media, and others.  Contact or 276-403-5611 for details on program offerings.


Applicants must meet at minimum the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in or admitted to a New College Institute affiliated program leading toward a bachelor’s, master’s, endorsement, or graduate certificate program
  • May attend part-time or full-time
  • Enrolled for the duration of the scholarship period
  • Other criteria as established by scholarship donors

Applicants are encouraged to apply for state and federal assistance by completing the FAFSA application.  Contact Sammy Redd, Coordinator of Student Services at 276-403-5611 for assistance.

How to Apply

Scholarship applicants must complete an application available online at and Paper copies are available at the offices of New College Foundation, New College Institute, area community colleges and high schools; however applications must be typed.

Only one application is necessary to be considered for all available scholarships.  Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the criteria for each fund.

Applications must be typed.  Incomplete or handwritten applications will not be considered.  Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2019.  Submissions must be mailed or delivered to the Foundation office only.  Award recipients are notified within a month after the application deadline.

The application must include official copies of transcripts from the most recently attended college, two letters of recommendation from individuals other than relatives who are familiar with the applicant’s qualities and character, and one community service verification form signed by the organization's representative.

Applications are evaluated by the New College Foundation Selection Committee on the basis of academic and work history, community service, career goals, and leadership attributes.  In addition, other criteria may be set by scholarship donors for specific awards.

Disbursement of Funds

Funds are paid directly to the university partner.  Scholarship funds must be used within the academic year for which they are awarded. Extensions or deferments are not permitted.

Available Endowed Scholarships

Phillip and Paula Burnette Scholarship

Worth Harris Carter, Jr. and Katherine Carter Scholarship

The Dorsey Family Scholarship

Wilbur S. and Lillie T. Doyle Memorial Scholarship

Benjamin R. Gardner Memorial Scholarship

Jett and Irving Groves Scholarship

Antoinette Haskell Scholarship

V. Wendell Hylton, ED. D. and Ernestine Dodson Hodge Scholarship

Julius Hermes Memorial Scholarship

Lacy Foundation Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Bashley H. Lee Scholarship

New College Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Rotary Club of Henry County, Virginia Scholarship

Patrick Henry Community College Scholar Award

Patricia A. Featherstun Altrusa Memorial Scholarship